The imperial city has numerous historical figures tinged with gold the story of "three cultures". Toledo is known as "The Imperial City" for having been the headquarters of the court of Charles I and also as "the city of three cultures", having been inhabited for centuries by Christians, Jews and Muslims. further, Toledo has many attractions and is a World Heritage Site since 1987.
Among them are the Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes, Elizabethan Gothic fifteenth century, and the Cathedral of Santa Maria, Gothic thirteenth century. Toledo was also the birthplace or residence of historical figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega, El Greco, Juan de Padilla, Alfonso X El Sabio, Benito Perez Galdos, Maria Pacheco, Alonso de Covarrubias or Juana la loca, among many other artists, noble and illustrious kings who have led Toledo to the top.
Garcilaso de la Vega
Garci Lasso de la Vega, (c. 1501 from 1503-1536), better known as Garcilaso de la Vega, He was a poet and military Spanish Golden Age. If he embodied the archetypal poet-soldier it was not by choice but by force of circumstances.
He was born in Toledo in the home of an illustrious family and wealthy; his father was Garcilaso de la Vega and her mother Sancha Guzman. He was educated at the court of King Charles I, and joined this at a young age, learning Latin, Greek, Italian and French, while being trained in the arts of fencing, and also he learned music, playing the lute, zither and harp.
Unlike other poets of the time, Garcilaso de la Vega never tried patriotic or religious themes. The topic that was most passionate love. He knew classical literature and Italian opera, especially Petrarch, who he left marked traces in his work.
Domenikos Theotokópoulos, known as Greco, He was a painter of the late Renaissance that developed a very personal style in his mature works. Until the 26 years lived in Crete, where he was a popular teacher of icons in the current style on the island posbizantino. In 1577 He came to Toledo, where he painted the works that made him famous
Located in the Cathedral of Toledo and dated between 1577-1579, The painting depicts Jesus Christ when he was stripped of his garments, and it is considered one of the most outstanding works of El Greco.
Maria Pacheco is perhaps one of the most important characters that had Toledo, however it has not had much historical presence in the city like other artists of equal caliber as grenadine. She was forced to marry Juan de Padilla, Knight Toledo, when he was only fifteen years 1511, the nuptial agreements were signed a year earlier, Padilla being of lower rank to yours, that is to say, that of Mondejar, family that belonged Mary, It seems that this wedding was not entirely to his liking. Although he was assigned to Mary a dowry of more than four million maravedíes
After the death of her husband, Toledo took from command of the revolt of the Communities of Castile until capitulated to King Carlos I of Spain and V of the Holy Roman Empire in February 1522. Because of his heroic peripecia, It was known by the people with the nicknames of Castilla Leone, female Brava, Centella Fire and The Last Comunero.
Benito Perez Galdos
It was a novelist, playwright, Spanish writer and politician. He is considered one of the best representatives of the realist novel of the nineteenth century not only in Spain and capital narrator in the history of literature in Spanish language, to the point of being proposed by several specialists and scholars of his work as the greatest Spanish novelist after Cervantes.
In "Tristana" as in "Angel Guerra", the canary author makes an analysis of Toledo clear and deep what life was like in the former "Imperial City" and the contrast between neighborhoods and affluent families and poverty verging on the misery of the poor and less favored areas. Likewise it tells us how the Cathedral fell from its peak to penury after the Confiscation. And all this as real characters Using each of the readers of his works could identify with them perfectly. That is why it is said that the city of Toledo is indebted to the novelist.
Alonso de Covarrubias
Alonso de Covarrubias (1488-1570) He was an architect Toledano, son and successor of Enrique Egas, great gothic master.
Formed first in this art, soon he assimilated the Italian and Spanish Renaissance and various elements of other contemporaries like Diego de Siloam, Alonso Vázquez, Zarza and Baeza who considered his successor, becoming the most important architect of the second third of the XVI century. His story is told superbly by Martin González.
In 1534 performs the work height of its stage plateresca: the works of the cover of the monastery of San Clemente, in Toledo. But an unforeseen event did change the course of Alonso de Covarrubias Art. In 1537 Carlos V appoints royal architect, putting under his leadership theAlcázar of Toledo. Covarrubias also had artistic presence in the San Juan Bautista Hospital Tavera or, of the year 1541, where was the cardinal who gives name patron who makes the work with the approval of Carlos V. The facade is of Florentine type, almohadillada, marking sequences that are repeated mathematically. Of this magnitude was the work that Covarrubias would devote ten years of work. Another work of Toledano was Santa Maria la Blanca, flat building under an old synagogue in the year 1550, platerescas three chapels, the ships are opened by arches so characteristic of Covarrubias and covered octagonal gallonadas point.Gate Hinge (1559) lifted, arc-like win, under an ancient arch and ArabicGetafe Church, of 1541, will be other outstanding works of our author.
After visiting the streets of these artistic characters, statues on their behalf and historical monuments of Toledo city, a great choice to eat is in Abrasador Toledo which has high quality meat of beef Anoja own breeding and rearing own, and quality dishes in a family environment.
Charming places where you can find our grilled meats
Alcala de Henares, Madrid
This city located in the Cuenca del Henares, It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1998. World Heritage is the historic site of Alcalá, developed from the Middle Ages, and in which a Jew, Muslim and Christian lived in tolerance. So is the University, founded by Cisneros 1499.
unique archaeological sites, an excellent medieval urban fabric
and especially the perfect City of Knowledge and City of God, who designed
by the hand of Cardinal Cisneros, Today we can enjoy a unique set
magnificent buildings of Renaissance and Baroque.
Alcala found the restaurant Scorching Casa Benito, perfect place to enjoy a good grilled meat, made in their coal furnaces, which makes the enjoyment is complete.
discovery 1954 the Comedy Corral was the starting point
our festival. Almagro and complemented its impressive architectural heritage
Building a Baroque, which they took place in the
plays in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and is, day by day, the
best preserved of all the Spanish Golden Age.
highlight its beautiful Plaza Mayor always with a cheerful atmosphere and its
arcades full of local shops where you can buy something as typical,
craft as tablecloths made of bobbin lace, wicker chairs or
Almagro famous eggplant.
The restaurant is located Scorching Almagro, a charming place, perfect place to enjoy the best grilled meats and Iberian pork beef, Come and enjoy this grill.
do not ask Juana la Loca. For the inhabitants of Tordesillas, the queen will
I always Juana. Our ancestors lived with her and handed us
I was not crazy not broken deeply in love and grief over the death of
her husband. Here he lived almost 50 first years he imprisoned his father, Ferdinand,
and then your child, Carlos I.
Come and experience the exciting and sad story of the Queen could not reign but never abdicated his title, All the more reason to believe that he was always rope.
It would be a shame to spend a great day in Tordesillas and not enjoy your food, Scorching Restaurant in Astral you can enjoy the best grilled meats, I fell in love the taste of grilled meat.
From Vetones, the first settlers in the 400 a.c., then the Romans, and later it will be a Muslim city that would last 500 years, again in the twelfth century fall into Christian hands, according to legend, by a revolt of Christians who gathered on Mount their clothes and weapons are coated with moss giving the appearance of monsters, thus allowing them reconquer the city. Today you can see them represented "Men of Moss" in the procession of Corpus Christi. Since then Muslims coexisted for centuries, Jews and Christians.
From the city we have 3 km the hamlet of "El Castañar" where in the middle of a forest of oaks and chestnuts the shrine of Our Lady of El Castañar is. And very near the Sanctuary, the bullring of Bejar is located, the oldest in the world, since 1711.
Bejar also features the ski resort of La Covatilla, a perfect place for those who love snow sports, which makes this city a great place to visit also in winter.
Abrasador A Armando Restaurant is located on the square, a perfect grill to enjoy the best grilled meats accompanied by the history of this great place.
Their 23 km of coastline, the largest of the province of Alicante, They are an oasis for the senses. In this long shore, you'll find, golden beaches such as Muchavista and Carrerlamar give way to gentle coves that appear after Illeta: from Morro Blanc, to the Carritxal. Beaches and coves, All of them, suitable for water sports, they have earned the distinction of blue flags, and the ISO 14.001 for the quality of its waters, services and infrastructure.
Muchavista Beach is a magnificent beach with an extension of 3300 meters and
80 meters wide, ideal for enjoying bath, sun and water sports
such as windsurfing, Besides having an ideal place for walking or running walk through its
more of 3 km. Notably in the northwest corner of the racó Zofra where
forms a beautiful place where we find small boats resting on the
And for eat? For lunch we find the restaurant Scorching Graná, their views of the beach and the quality of its grilled meats, They make taste the beef and Iberian pork are incredible.
Criptana field is believed to have been in the Sierra Mills where Cervantes was inspired to tell the most famous adventure of world literature, Donde Quixote against "Los Gigantes". Among the set of mills are located in the Sierra, are the only three mills in the Iberian Peninsula that retain the original structure and machinery of the XVI century, suitable for grinding grain as years back. You can also visit the cave houses that are on the slopes of the Sierra de los Molinos.
the mills is the suburb of Albaicin, manchego archetype neighborhood,
Arab house with tile and painted white and indigo.
A place of "story" could not miss a decent place to eat legend. Scorching in the saddlebag of Sancho restaurant you can enjoy the best grilled meats place.
Moorish origin, namely the eighth century. Berchules is located 1330
meters above sea level, It is the third highest village
Spain. Because of its geography, especially mountainous, this alpujarreño people
It has been adapted to uneven, why their houses are staggered
and facing south, to take advantage of the good weather mediterranean. Streets,
and winding layout cobblestone, invite you to walk, breathe, calm and
In Scorching Restaurante El Cercado, They will make you know and enjoy a good steak, tasting its Iberian pork and beef.
Located on the Guadalquivir river depression, we find this beautiful town, on which we want to emphasize one of its fairs, declared of national interest. We talk about the fair that takes place in May.
Its onset is marked by what he called the dinner "fish", Wednesday night event that takes place before the famous lighting fair, and where attendees tend to show off their finery.
This act is only reserved for members of each house as a twinning, welcome to the show a year. Even though, noteworthy, the fair Dos Hermanas is distinguished precisely by being open character in its hundred booths, and with streets of Albero, more of 40 attractions and stalls 80 horse hitches.
Daily free performances by musical artists of national reputation enjoyed in the Municipal Caseta and, during the weekend, prizes are also awarded to the best booth, best horsewoman and caballista, etc.
also excel in Dos Hermanas other parties like the Pilgrimage of Valme and Easter, both also declared of national tourist interest.
And to finish with a flourish a visit to this beautiful city Sevillana, it is essential to enjoy a good grilled meat at the Restaurante Casa Pedro Abrasador, reference from 1979 in offering a typical cuisine and extensive land.
This celebration takes place on Easter Sunday, If we had to highlight something she would pregón, since it is ironic satirical proclamation of the events in Carcabuey that are what make modern life in the village.
The name of the festival comes from an ancient brotherhood, that the days of Lent were fasting and penance, so from Easter Sunday organized large parties that could last even three days, this is what we now call the Passover of the Moraos, since they wore purple robe.
Notably, the feast of the Aurora, with the election of the queen of the festivities and traditional bull rope during the day 22, 23, 24 Y 25 August and the celebrations of the patron, the Virgen del Castillo, with lunch and popular verbena and the traditional release of heifers through the streets of the village day 6, 7 Y 8 of September.
With all the activities proposed Carcabuey we have to regain strength, the best way is to visit the Scorching Restaurante La Ronda and enjoy one of the best grilled meats.
At nightfall, the city is transformed. Toledo artistic lighting to discover details impossible to see in daylight, while it is representing a strong and firm commitment to the city with sustainability, respect for the environment and energy saving. such iconic buildings as the Cathedral, City Hall, the door hinge or the Castile-La Mancha (XVII century former convent) show its beauty and splendor centenary.
The panoramic view of the city from the area “Valley” It gives the visitor an unforgettable memory of Toledo.
In the cradle of Abrasador, We find two restaurant to enjoy the best Iberian pork and beef, one located on Avenida Europe and one in the street Tendillas, Located in the historic center of Toledo. Enjoy this magnificent city full.
Would highlight two holidays, such as the Moors and Christians and the Mystery of Elche. It is also very visited the vast palm grove, with more than two hundred thousand copies becomes the largest in Europe, which together with the care of ilicitanos, He has managed to be declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
The holiday Moor and Christian born as a commemoration to a stage of Muslim power in the Iberian Peninsula and battles alternated power Muslim-Christian. This event takes place opposite the Palace of Altamira and consists of a theatrical performance with several parts that perfectly represent all this historical stage.
The mystery of Elche is a theatrical performance, held in the Basilica of Santa Maria, in which disclosed death, Assumption and Coronation of the Virgin Mary. This work is unique in its genre, since it is the only one preserved until today, Surviving ban Concillo of Trento to represent works in the church and its scenic and musical values.
If we delve a little we found the Scorching Restaurante El Raco de Mama Lola, a perfect grill to enjoy one of the best Iberian pork and beef.
Declared of national tourist interest, It is a complete representation of huertanas traditions linked to the history of the city.
We can highlight the Bando de la Huerta, an explosion of color and joy with their parades of giants and big heads, floats and dancers and marching bands, in this typical work and elements shown Murcia orchard.
Burial of the Sardine, party dating from the nineteenth century, which it is basically a parody of a burial of a sardine, a step for the people. This festival was born as a complaint with the prohibition against eating meat during Lent and burial symbolizes the passage to a period of freedom, where you could do all that was normally prohibited.
But to eat, better than visit the restaurant Scorching Canovas to enjoy the best roast Murcia, enjoy your meat, you will leave happy.
With great weather, beach zones over 2 km and all the forests surrounding the town, is Canet de Mar, a modernist place on the coast.
It notes that in this population lived architect, Teacher, cartoonist, political and humanist Lluis Domenech i Montaner, which he gave life to such important works as the Palau de la Musica Catalana and the Palau de Sant Pau and Santa Creu. It is a perfect place to enjoy its architecture.
We can not forget the Castillo de Santa Florentina, dating from the eleventh century and in the sixteenth century joined the lineage “Montaner” It is restored in the late nineteenth century by Luis Domenech i Montaner.
And for modernism, Scorching restaurant dishes La Graella, It is a perfect place to enjoy grilled meat offering Abrasador.
High tops, springs, archaeological sites and monuments together with history and traditions to make this place a charming site.
It holds the peaks of Veleta and Mulhacén, Also note that one can see beautiful places following “The sidewalk star”, from this route we can see the “Rope tresmiles” which they are the highest peaks of Granada, peak Alcazaba, Mulhacen, an old mining and to complete the way we enter the secret cave, which it is an artificial cave made on a large rock.
Also the restaurant we present Scorching Las Lomas, wonderful place to enjoy magnificent views while enjoying the Iberian pork and beef grilled.
The history, the legend of highwaymen, where bullfighters and artists are forged…Ronda make an amazing place.
You can enjoy the Arab medina still retains some of its walls, cross the new bridge and walk around the mall Tajo. It covers part of the Sierra de las Nieves and Sierra de Grazalema. These parks are home to a large wildlife, even with some details that make them unique, as it is the pinsapoo and mountain quejigo.
It also features a theme park dedicated to Mediterranean pasture breeding bull and Andalusian horse.
In a place he could not miss a good place to eat grilled meat, this is found in the Scorching La Carreta Restaurant, Enjoy this perfect grill.
Muela Castle began to be built in the tenth century in the splendor of the Caliphate of Córdoba, It is finished in the thirteenth century by the Knights of the Knights Hospitaller. Today you can visit in one building the remains of three different castles.
This castle was transferred in the year 1183 knights by Alfonso VII, After the fort was lost several times between Christians and Muslims to lie with the Kingdom of Castile.
In this great place we found the Scorching Restaurante La fireplace Turleque, great place to enjoy the best grilled meats.
With a magnificent natural setting, as much with the Sierra de Segura and Cazorla Natural Park, It is this magnificent village, which has gradually been increasing its tourism.
Notably, the Roman bridge, located on the Guadalimar, river that crosses this locality, the bridge side found an ancient mill, which was very important in the development of the people. They are very striking towers Peñolite of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, located on an escarpment in the stream valley Peñolite.
And lunchtime arrival, Scorching highlight the Restaurante Sierra de Segura, perfect to enjoy a good Iberian pork and beef grilled.
This small coastal town is La Costa Tropical Granada, located between the Costa del Sol of Malaga and the Costa de Almería, perfect to enjoy the tranquility and relaxation that offers this beach and lets us know close places and charming towns:
A few minutes from Carchuna, you can not miss the cliff Calahonda.
Granada, Nazari City only 60 minutes Scorching Don Cactus Restaurant, you can visit the Alhambra, know every corner as the Generalife, Cathedral,... and lose yourself in the streets of the Albaicín.
Sierra Nevada, in less than an hour you can change the towel by skis, and enjoy the mountain's altitude of the Iberian Peninsula.
La Alpujarra, Poqueira Gorge, Pampaneira, Bubión, Capileira, Fuente Agria, Board of Rivers, Trevélez, are some of the towns that compose. Ideal to learn the customs of yesteryear Grenadine saw and lose yourself in the trails enjoying nature.
Salobreña, The main population center is nestled in a rock topped by a Moorish castle.
Almuñécar, worth visiting tropical bird park, Park Majuelo Botanical Garden, old town, etc.
And lunchtime arrival, we want to know the best grilled meats hand Scorching Don Cactus Restaurant, where you will enjoy the best grill area.
Located in the Valle del Jerte, we find the town of Navaconcejo, a place surrounded by nature, precious nooks and crannies where you can lose.
Formerly it was also composed of people of Peñahorcada, but a rise of Rio Jerte destroyed the town and the inhabitants moved to Navaconcejo. We can visit several gorges and several natural areas, among them we can highlight the throat of hell and throat of Nogaleas.
We navaconcejo have to eat at the restaurant Scorching Rio Jerte, wonderful place to enjoy grilled meat while relaxing with nature.
In this suburb we can enjoy a myriad of leisure and culture.
We can find for sightseeing Castle Villaviciosa, its construction dates from the fifteenth century by the counts of chinchón, was downing 1521 and in 1538 He turned rebuild changing one of the towers and making it different from the others. Can visit, but in order group subscriptions.
We can also enjoy large parks such as the regional park Soto and the middle course of the Guadarrama river and its surroundings, perfect places to walk around and have a good time.
Here we find the restaurant Scorching Rainbow, Wonderful place to eat a good steak grilled Iberian pork and beef.
We arrived at the lagoons of Ruidera, the turquoise paradise, a place where you fall in love instantly see, a place you always want to return.
It has several waterfalls, many gaps, Rochafrida apart Castle and reservoir Peñarroya Castle and the Cave of Montesinos. This great place has many activities that make a day in the lagoons of Ruidera is something great and fun.
Within this great place we found the restaurant Scorching Los Batanes, to complete this great experience it is best to enjoy a good grilled meat in this lovely Abrasador.
A great place with lots of history, thanks to the remains found, Illescas know that leads inhabited since prehistoric times, all this data we know thanks to the remains found at the site of Cerrón also indicate that was populated in Roman times.
It consists of a palace built in Moorish times with some fortifications that were taken by Alfonso VI who later Bishop of Toledo dono.
Illescas came to lose favor Real, after being a playground for the same, war of the Communities.
Lunchtime arrival, we have no doubt, Illescas the best place is the restaurant Scorching Capri, a perfect place to enjoy the best grilled meat.
His good demographic situation, climate that offers its ancient villas and beautiful gardens filled, make Navajas receive tourists from the eighteenth century, which it is not surprising given the charm of this small town in the region of Alto Palancia Castellonense.
We can highlight the Parish Church Virgen de la Luz, built in the eighteenth century dedicated to Immaculate Conception and has a nice dressing room dedicated to the Virgen de la Luz, patron of the place. Tower of Altomira, 5 building plants ending with battlements that make the shape of a crown.
If we refer to nature, We can not leave without visiting the famous Olmo, a tree planted in 1636 with 14 meters high or jumping bride, a wonderful place located in the Palancia river where the waterfall is also Armband, a waterfall of 60 meters high.
This beautiful Torre takes its name Scorching Restaurant Altomira, a perfect grill to enjoy a wonderful grilled meat Navajas.
Our next stop is Villacañas, a place with a lot of architectural interest, which can not miss if we are in this beautiful place.
It has several hermitages, each more interesting, we can highlight the chapel of Christ the eighteenth century in neoclassical style, the hermitage of San Roque built in 1835 in style of folk architecture and the hermitage of the virgin conception dating from the sixteenth century, with a popular style.
It should also enhance the ethnographic museum silo, a house dug into the ground, due to lack of financial resources in the eighteenth century, this property emerges, dug by hand by a journeyman, which only needed a peak, a shovel and lime to build a place to live.
In this pretty village, Scorching we find the Restaurante El Capricho de los Torres, a wonderful place to enjoy a great grilled meat.
We stop along the way in this beautiful land of Ciudad Real, which gets the name of the blonde color Villarrubia terrain. Place after the reconquest stand and where Sanchez-Jijon brothers founded the oldest cattle ranch fighting bulls in Spain, thus creating, the “caste jijona”.
It is a place to get lost among all its hermitages and parishes, each more charming, Noteworthy in this place the clock tower and the Museum of Agriculture, where we can see and farming tools and everyday objects, some with more than 300 years old that are conserved in perfect condition.
We are in this place with the Scorching Mirador Restaurant de la Mancha, a wonderful place to enjoy a good steak grilled Iberian pork and beef.
We can say it is a place with a long history, since the first known site dating from the Bronze Age and attached to the Argaric, which is considered the first metallurgical civilization of the Iberian Peninsula.
With a large number of places to visit, in highlighting their hermitages and churches, some of which are from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. We should also mention the Castle of Callosa, known as “the Castillico”, which is located in the Sierra de Callosa, It is from the Islamic period and is listed as cultural interest.
One of the things you can not miss is the living representation of the Passion of Christ. And as a curiosity we can tell, the protagonist who plays Christ is Javier Amoros, Scorching Niagara's restaurant owner and Restaurante Morote.
To enjoy a good grilled meat, We found the restaurant Scorching Nigara's, a magnificent steakhouse that does not disappoint.
This magnificent village has a special charm, thanks to its mills and castle, antiquity showing that counts Consuegra.
Castle building is located in the tenth century, during the Caliphate of Córdoba. In the year 1097 Diego Rodriguez dies, son of El Cid, during the Battle of Consuegra, happened to be Muslim two years until these, in 1099 They were finally withdrawn from Consuegra.
Mills from the nineteenth century, although there is one that comes from the sixteenth century, There are some who still have all the original machinery, Another is an exhibition of wines , one of them has an exhibition of handicrafts Toledana, which makes them all something worth visiting for leisure and history of Consuegra.
In the square of Spain, We found the restaurant Scorching cinnamon and lemon, a great place to enjoy a good steak grilled Iberian pork and beef.
We have come to the land of conquerors, place from where Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of Peru, which we see honored in the town square with a statue and Francisco Orellana, discoverer of the Amazon.
If it is worth noting a time Trujillo, we highlight the average age, leaving us in this population the castle, Arabas as they built the fortress in the ninth and tenth centuries, the castle was built in the thirteenth century. It was a walled city, which we can still see four of the seven gates that had: Gate of Triumph, from Santiago, de la Vera Cruz and Coria.
We also have the house museum and the palace Pizarro Pizarro Orellana, in honor of these two discoverers of which we spoke earlier .
In the Plaza Mayor, Scorching have the restaurant Corral Del Rey, a spectacular place in which to enjoy a good grilled meat is something you can not miss.
Júcar riverside and Huecar, we found this beautiful city, declared world heritage, It is a place where getting lost is incredible.
We can enjoy the cathedral, the hanging houses and ancient stone streets are calling to enjoy all the history that counts here.
The story begins in terraced houses 1565, since this year the painter Anton van den Wyngaerde onto its box “Cuenca from east”. Today only remains a small part of them, But it is more than enough to drop by and contemplate why Cuenca.
And after tourism, better than taste good grilled meat in Embid Finca Restaurant located next to Cuenca.
Located in the valley of Valderredible, we find Polientes, a place flowing with nature at every step, the Ebro to its passage by the municipality, make stroll along its paths is something unique, To which we add that we can enjoy the Ebro River Park.
The town is around the Plaza de la Olmeda, which it is the nineteenth century, We add to this the house of José Casado and entnográfico Museum Polientes, in which traits that make us know better the culture of this wonderful place are preserved.
In nature we find the restaurant Scorching Cantabria, a quiet place to enjoy a wonderful grilled meat.
Pozuelo known as a place in which to spend a great day, If we talk about entertainment, as it has many places to spend a pleasant and entertaining time, such are cinemas, restaurants, parks, bares…
We do not know is that it is a place where life remains the oldest in the world found, I pass the average age being home to great personages of the time and which owes its name to, in 1632 It was sold to the Alarcon family, giving this name to the municipality.
After many economic progress, the passage of the civil war was devastating Pozuelo de Alarcon and returned to an era of poverty as he had earlier centuries, which he got out and today is one of the cities with the highest per capita income in Spain.
And great place there must always be a great restaurant, I speak of the Scorching Restaurante El Abuelito, where you can eat a wonderful grilled meat Iberian pork and beef.
In the heart of Spain is the historic city of Toledo, called the city of three cultures: Arab, Jewish and Christian. Toledo is a city on the banks of the Tagus river with several neighborhoods and a long and rich history dating back to the Bronze Age, the Romans, Visigoths, Muslims, the Catholic monarchs and even the Spanish Civil War.
In the Toledo city there are many places with great beauty and interesting to visit. Among all these palaces they stand, specific, Galiana Palace is particularly important that the rest of what it has meant for the city and its long history.
But besides the palace of Galiana, Toledo includes highlight other palaces.
Palacio de Galiana
Galiana Palace is a building in the Spanish city of Toledo. Medieval and located outside the historic center, It has the status of cultural interest. It is located on the banks of the Tagus and offers privileged views in which the city is seen in its entirety. This monument was built by King Al Mamun during the tenth century. However, Galiana Palace would not receive such designation to the SXVI century, in memory of the great palaces and gardens where he lived the Muslim princess, Galiana, Galadre legendary king's daughter.
This palace has had many owners and guests to the fourteenth century, since it was ceded to the brotherhood of St. Lucia and then the monks of St. Jerome. However, the latter ended up selling the illustrious Portuguese resident in Toledo City, Dona Beatriz de Silva. In the second half of the nineteenth century the Empress Eugenia de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III, It was the owner of the Palace.
In 1959 the Palace was sold to Alejandro Fernández de Araoz and his wife Carmen Maranon. Thanks to the architect Fernando Chueca and historian Manuel Gómez-Moreno a project for the restoration Galiana performed by returning to its original splendor.
Nowadays, Galiana Palace consists of a rectangular dividing the nine rooms, as well as a patio, a pond and a beautiful garden.
It is a fifteenth-century medieval palace, Very rebuilt. The cover, but with original elements, It could be classified as neomudéjar. Plasterwork has a window sixteenth century, and a door with túmido brick arch and alfiz decorated with tiles. It has two columns with original capitals Islamic tenth century.
this palace, according to historians, It should call “Pantoja Palace”, denomination that had at least since the sixteenth century to be the home of Fernan Perez de Pantoja, sagreña lord of the town of Pantoja and known as “the Portugals ". In addition to the Pantoja, This building was also owned another important family toledana: the Gaytán.
This palace is one of the most representative examples of the different typical homes. Its Moorish style patio, along with your decor, based on plasterwork and tilework, are its main attractions. Over time it has undergone numerous restorations. Today it houses the Social and Cultural Work of Caja de Castilla-La Mancha.
The Archbishop's Palace is one of the architectural achievements of vaster dimensions of the Spanish city of Toledo. typologically, It is not a unitary building, for in it they are superimposed various artistic styles. In the thirteenth century Alfonso VIII donated to the Archbishop Don Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada few houses located opposite the cathedral. Slowly, This space was expanding, through the work of the various prelates, they were succeeding in the diocese, settling the palace, as such, progressively.
Cardinal Mendoza was the first prelate, in the second half of the fifteenth century it raises the first arc passageway palace or binding of this construction, with neighboring cathedral. Later, from the year 1541, profound remodeling were performed, picking out, to design traces, Alonso de Covarrubias.
The Archbishop's Palace shows, nowadays, as a complex set, with outward oriented stays, through numerous openings, that pierce the facades, internally connected by runners.
Fuensalida Palace is a palace built in the first half of the fifteenth century. It is the current seat of the Presidency of Castilla-La Mancha. Fuensalida Palace was ordered to build by Pedro Lopez de Ayala and Castaneda, I Count of Fuensalida, the early fifteenth century.
During the sixteenth century it hosted the court of Empress Elizabeth of Portugal while the Alcázar works were executed, and in the same place he died in childbirth with their sixth child, Juan, the 30 April 1539. The building is located in the Plaza del Conde, next to the Church of Santo Tomé. Today is the seat of the Presidency of the Junta de Castilla-La Mancha and venue of the plenary sessions of the Governing Council.
The history of the Palace of Fuensalida Toledo to historical figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega links, El Greco, or Lope de Vega, but especially those of Charles I and his wife Empress Elizabeth of Portugal, mother of Philip II. The facade of the palace is ribboned factory masonry and brick pilasters. His austerity does not reveal the refinement of the interior, their facing rooms open to a large arcaded courtyard of rectangular structure, arranged on two levels. It highlights the power, styling and verve of his sixteen octagonal pilasters crowned by capitals, decorated with heads and shields of the Ayala family and Castaneda.
But besides the city of Toledo, toledanos different municipalities hold important palaces such as the municipality of Oropesa (Palacio Condal ), Ocaña (Palacio de los Cárdenas), La Puebla de Montalbán (Palace of the Counts of La Puebla Montalban), and Consuegra (priory palace).
Meanwhile palaces travel, It is always a good choice to eat to recharge your batteries and keep watching palaces in the restaurant scorching Toledo. This grill has an extensive menu with various specialties; especially, grilled meat as it's own parenting Anoja both beef and Iberian pork bait field. This restaurant is a perfect place for lunch or dinner to enjoy their fresh food, tapear with friends or even dinner equipment and expeditions in which this grill has budgets as.
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